22 September 2008

Review of Igor (2008)

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• Fans of top-notch, grade A+, CGI animation
• Fans of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, and the spirited Molly Shannon
• People smart enough to see the allegory in this fairly complicated story
• Children under 13 only with a parent or guardian who has already seen the film
• People with a fondness for theatre of the absurd and existentialism
• Fans of Roald Dahl and the Brothers Grimm, oh and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
• People who think there's been just about enough evil in the world lately
• People who get this reference, "They say that the brain of the world's smartest man is stored in a jar somewhere. This is not that brain."
• Adult fans of animated films looking for something new, novel, out-there, and not just for kids

• People named Igor (just kidding)
• People who might get confused easily when confronted with too much evil as to who are the good 'evil' guys and who are the bad 'evil' guys
• Those without a dark sense of humor and no 'evil' bone in their body
• People hoping for a cheerful, happy, fairytale animated film
• People offended by the abuse of second class citizens even in animated films and even if they eventually overcome their culturally imposed station in life
• People with no sustained sense of humor potential and who want to nit-pick a film before they even see it
• People who thought The Bee Movie was bad for kids and or grown-ups--storywise anyway


1 comment:

Sean Martin said...

Yes! I saw it tonight, with no preconceived notions either way, and loved every twisted, bizarre moment of it. You seem to be about the only critic who actually *got* it: thank you for doing so!